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18-Wheeler Truck Accidents in Mississippi Lead to Severe Injuries and Fatalities (MS)
Truck accident injuries vary in severity, but given the massive size of these vehicles, they can often be extremely severe and potentially fatal. The National Safety Council points out that commercial trucks are involved in a disproportionate amount of deadly crashes. While nine percent of vehicles involved in fatal collisions are trucks, they are only four percent of registered vehicles.
Each year since 2014, truck crash-related deaths have increased. Injury crashes have risen as well.
In 2018, 4,951 people lost their lives in crashes that involved large trucks. Most of those killed are not the people in the trucks, but others on the road. The NSC states that 72 percent of the people who died in crashes with large trucks in 2018 were those traveling in other vehicles. Pedestrians and other individuals who were not in a car at all also accounted for some of those killed.
Trucks themselves create some of the dangers. In addition to their size, trucks are taller than cars and other passenger vehicles. The result of the height means that cars can end up sliding beneath trucks in underride crashes. Such incidents are frequently deadly for those inside the car.
Braking is another issue when it comes to commercial trucks. The time and distance required to stop a commercial truck are much greater than that required by a passenger car. In an emergency, the distance required for trucks to come to a stop can mean disaster for those on the road around them. If the brakes are not functioning properly, or are poorly maintained, the situation can become even grimmer.
The drivers themselves are also a factor because they are traveling for extremely long periods of time. Fatigue impacts trucker performance and puts all road users at risk.
For those injured in a truck crash and for their families, it is important to know that a truck crash injury attorney can fight for your right to be compensated. In the event of a truck accident, talk to our 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your rights and legal options.
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If you or a loved one is seeking legal justice and monetary compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A truck accident lawsuit must be filed before its expiration date, also known as the statute of limitations. Please call right away to losing your right to possible financial compensation.
Giddens Law Firm offers clients a one-on-one, client-to-lawyer experience. Mr. Giddens gives your case the attention you need and deserve. He has handled countless personal injury cases throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
Mr. Giddens focuses on serving those who have been victims of crashes involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and is able to represent the victims as well as the families of those who have passed in such wrecks. Not only does Mr. Giddens represent the interests of those hurt in these wrecks, but he also studies the trucking industry and follows new developments in it so that he can remain at the forefront of trucking litigation. Mr. Giddens has served as an ambassador for the implementation of side underride guard protections, which can substantially prevent death or serious injury in nearly 75% of trucking crashes when installed.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
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